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WHUT
Jan 22, 2013 7:30am EST
target requires some bold steps. the document also addresses the role of the government in revitalizing japan's economy. it describes how politicians should promote growth and restore fiscal health. along with drafting the joint statement, boj officials have agreed to introduce open-ended asset purchasing. under a new program from january 2014 the central bank will purchase a certain amount of financial assets every month. no termination date is being set for the scheme. the new measure will expand the total size of the asset purchase program, or app, by about 10 trillion yen, or $110 billion, in 2014. the program is expected to be maintained in the future. following the meeting prime minister and revital minister reported on the release of the joint statement to prime minister abe at his office. >> translator: the government strongly hopes the bank of japan will a monetary easing policy in order to achieve the goal. >> translator: the bank of japan believes it is important to realize sustainable growth by overcoming deflation at an early stage and achieving price stability. it is vital
PBS
Jan 28, 2013 7:00pm PST
militants began gathering information about the plant two months ago. he said government officials are investigating whether someone from inside passed along information. some analysts suggest the attack was timed to coincide with a visit by senior company officials. militants said they attacked the plant to retaliate for the french intervention in neighboring mali. french voices landed in the former colony earlier this month to help government voices fight islamic rebels. now they've taken control of an airport in timbuktu. they destroyed muslim graves there. they said worshipping idols goes against their beliefs. the french and malian military are trying to, in his words, eradicate the terrorists. >>> police officers in brazil have arrested four people in connection with a fire at a nightclub. at least 230 people died on sunday, and hundreds were injured. police are interviewing the club's owners and members of a band. the musicians set off fireworks during their stage show. investigators believe the sparks set fire to the ceiling. the band members said fire extinguishers didn't work
PBS
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm PST
polls suggest he'll be governing with a weaker mandate. the polls indicate that a right-wing bloc led by netanyahu's likud party will remain the largest camp in parliament. but it lost ground to an alliance of center-left parties. >> translator: thank you for giving me the chance to lead israel for the third time. our biggest challenge remains preventing iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. >> centrist party yesh atid is likely to become the second largest parliamentary force. the center-left labor party is projected to come third. the ultranationalist habayi habayit hayudi looks to secure its number of seats. the party opposes peace talks with palestinians. centrist parties have performed better than expected. some voters may have been worried by the country's tilt to the right. netanyahu is expected to begin negotiations with other parties to form a coalition. but it won't be easy. the gap between the two blocs will be narrow. >>> japanese researchers have refashioned some of the building blocks of the human body. they used cells they can reprogram into any tissue or organ. for
WHUT
Jan 25, 2013 7:30am EST
, something they are calling a grave concern for global security. >>> the japanese government has decided to revise the nation's defense guidelines and draft a new framework by the end the year. the decision is a response to recent changes in security issues surrounding japan. >> prime minister shinzo abe plans to review national security policies amid an increasing number of intrusions by chinese ships into japanese waters. the government decided friday to revise the guidelines in 2010 by the previous administration. it intends to focus on boosting japan's capacity to defend its territory on land, sea and air. defense minister met senior officials of his ministry and the self-defense forces. he instructed them to speed up work to compile new guidelines. he underlined recent events that undermine japan's security. they include north korea's missile launch and the hostage crisis in algeria. >> translator: the security situation around japan has become severe. >> a ministry panel headed by senior vice defense minister will compile an interim report on the defense guidelines by the end of ju
PBS
Jan 24, 2013 7:00pm PST
yesterday. now we're hearing from the japanese government. officials there project that the country's economy will grow 2.5% in the coming fiscal year. that's due to stimulus measures and a global economic recovery. a large scale economic package will push up the gross domestic product. they forecast a moderate global economic recovery will lift corporate sentiment and boost spending on plant and equipment. the officials expect people will rush to make more purchases including things like houses before a plant consumption tax hike in april 2014. the government has concluded that the economy will expand 5 2.5% in real terms and 2.7% in nominal terms. based on the assumption that prices will pick up modestly the government projects nominal growth will exceed real growth for the first time in 16 years. the dollar is gaining further ground against the yen. earlier it hit a high. now it's changing hands to 39 yen. traders have seen rates drop to a five-year low. that's provided a brighter outlook for the american economy. the consumer price index dropped in december for a second month runn
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 7:00pm PST
attack on innocent civilians. he called it an unacceptable, cowardly act. the governments of five other countries, including britain, romania and the philippines, have confirmed that their citizens were among the casualties. >>> israelis are preparing to vote in a general election. opinion polls suggest they'll keep prime minister benjamin netanyahu in power. netanyahu called early elections in october after his coalition failed to agree on the annual budget. his likud party and his nationalist coalition party israel betananu have led in the polls. the party opposes peace talks with the palestinians. netanyahu resumed the building of jewish settlements in occupied territories two years ago. the construction breaches international law and contributed to a breakdown in the peace process. >>> the prime minister has devoted quite a bit of time urging the bank of japan to do something. what's he hoping for? >> the prime minister has been very adamant about getting japan out of deflation. he doesn't feel his administration can do that task alone. that's why he's asking for simultaneously mone
WHUT
Jan 23, 2013 7:30am EST
the country's best interests. >>> the japanese government has revised upward its overall assessment of the country's economy for the first time in eight months. the upgrade was due to an improvement in business sentiment stemming from a weaker yen and also higher stock prices. in the monthly report for january released wednesday the government says signs of bottoming out can be seen in some areas of the country's economic activity. that is an improvement from its previous evaluation which stated the economy was showing weakness. the government upgraded its assessment of consumer spending to steady. that is coming at car sales are picking up. the assessment for industrial output was also revise the upward. the auto sector also contributing to this. >>> let's get a check of the markets now. first taking a look at stocks and we check in first here in asia where we did see a bit of a mixed picture. some corrected moves out there after recent gains. the nikkei average underperformed other asian indices as the recent moderated after the results of the bank of japan's meeting was announced tu
PBS
Jan 23, 2013 7:00pm PST
ceiling until may 18th. the bill will prevent the government from defaulting on its debt. the bill passed the house on wednesday after the republican majority changed its stance. republicans said they would not approve the bill unless the government made more cuts to social programs. republicans had public criticism that they were not consider the markets on a financial default. john boehner said to show the american people that it would move to balance the budget. >> they understand you can't continue to spend money that you don't have. we're committed to doing a budget on the house side. a budget that will balance over the next ten years. it's time for the senate and the president to show the american people how they're willing to balance a budget over the next ten years. >> the bill now goes to the senate where it's expected to pass and be approved by the white house. republicans will continue to push the government to review social security spending. the bill urges congress to compile an outline of the 2014 budget by mid-april. more business headlines next hour. here is another
WHUT
Jan 24, 2013 7:30am EST
. >>> the time to apply the pressure hiroki talked about may be running short. a south korean government source says north koreans appear to have almost completed preparations for their nuclear test. the source says satellite images show a tunnel at the punghari test side plugged with dirt and concrete likely to prevent a radiation leak. the images reportedly captured what appeared to be detonator cables extending out of the tunnel. a south korean defense ministry spokesperson didn't give us much detail but he said scientists in the north are on standby. >> translator: we believe north korea is ready to conduct a nuclear test whenever the country's leadership decides to go ahead with it. >> the spokesperson says south korean military commanders have been closely monitoring test preparations and other moves in north korea. >>> japan is not exporting as much as it used to. ron madison is here with this story and more in business. >> gene, we saw a widening with the trade deficit here in the country. in fact, officials with the finance ministry say japan's annual trade deficit is the worst
WHUT
Jan 29, 2013 7:30am EST
syrians are growing as their country's civil war rages on. john ging says the u.n. will ask governments at upcoming donor conference to raise $1.5 billion in aid. >> the 400 million people in need within syria, we also have a plan to respond to the refugees which now number over 650,000 in the neighboring countries. and that plan is costing $1 billion. >> ging spoke in new york after a mission to syria. he said the u.n. will make the request for aid after the donor conference in kuwait. he says the civil war has damaged infrastructure such as water, electricity and roads. he noticed people are in desperate need for food and medical supplies. he said relief goods are not reaching people who have fled to northern syria. ging demanded syrian leaders allow u.n. officials to enter the country from turkey. >>> emergency crews are on the ground in southern kazakhstan following a plane crash. russia's interfax news agency says the aircraft with about 20 people on board came down outside almaty, the country's largest city. the plane was reportedly flying from the north. interfax reports there we
PBS
Jan 25, 2013 7:00pm PST
international relations in kyoto. >> translator: the chinese government hopes that japan will head in the same direction as china and take meaningful steps to restore and improve bilateral ties. >>> some experts on japan-china relations say the chinese leader's comments are too vague. >>> the letter described the two countries as having one of the most important bilateral relationships. he said that he wrote he hopes to promote strategic ties that benefit both sides. he described his talks as an important meeting. he said xi clarified the direction the two countries should take to ensure a prosperous future. >> translator: the chinese government hopes that japan will head in the same direction as china and take meaningful steps to restore and improve bilateral ties. >>> some experts on japan-china relations say the chinese leader's comments are too vague. we spoke to a man who teaches international relations in kyoto. >> it's too ambiguous what they have in mind. if they stop sending ships or aircraft to our territory, probably it should be a good sign. but it doesn't say that specificall
KCSMMHZ
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
talked about may be running short. a south korean government source says north koreans appear to have almost completed preparations for their nuclear test. the source says satellite images show a tunnel at the poongkye-ri test site has now been plugged with dirt and concrete, likely to prevent a radiation leak. the images reportedly captured what appeared to be detonator cables extending out of the tunnel. a south korean defense ministry spokesperson didn't give us much detail but he said scientists in the north are on standby. >> translator: north korea is ready to conduct a nuclear test whenever its leadership decides. >> the spokesperson says south korean military commanders have been closely monitoring test preparations and other moves in north korea. >>> officials with the finance minister resay japan's annual trade deficit is the worst in its history. they say imports outweighed sports in 2012 by about 6.9 trillion yen or more than $78 billion. that's three times greater than 2011. nhk world takes a look at the causes and the outlook for this year. >> reporter: they released the
KCSMMHZ
Jan 25, 2013 6:00am PST
international relations in kyoto. >> translator: the chinese government hopes that japan will head in the same direction as china and take meaningful steps to restore and improve bilateral ties. >>> some experts on japan-china relations say the chinese le leader's comments are too vague. we spoke to a man who teaches international relations in kyoto. >> it's too ambiguous what they have in mind. if they stop sending ships or aircraft to our territory, probably it should be a good sign. but it doesn't say that specifically in such an ambiguous statement. we need more better environment to be able to talk more frankly, but the point is that this will not be built in a day. probably this kind of mutual trust, we need something of mutual trust to discuss more details of the relationship. so probably we should continue exchanging some words of goodwill, this kind of words of goodwill so that we can eventually lessen the psychological barriers of difficulties we might have between the two countries. >>> the united states has >>> analysts at johns hopkins university posted a photo on line of the
KCSMMHZ
Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
for, a 2% inflation target. it's included in the boj plan with the government. it's part of abe's plan to tackle deflation with bolder, monetary easing measures. bank of japan governor and eight other board members agreed on a policy at the end of a two-day meeting. the announcement says financial authorities will try to reach the target at their earliest possible time. boj officials have previously made it a goal to bring 1% inflation within reach but the new, clearer target requires some bold steps. the document also addresses the role of the government in revitalizing japan's economy. it describes how politicians should promote growth and restore fiscal health. along with drafting the joint statement, boj officials have agreed to introduce open-ended asset purchasing. under a new program from january 2014 the central bank will purchase a certain amount of financial assets every month. no termination date is being set for the scheme. the new measure will expand the total size of the asset purchase program, or app, by about 10 trillion yen, or $110 billion, in 2014. the program is exp
KCSMMHZ
Jan 28, 2013 6:00am PST
: the government will properly develop and better administer japanese islands near borders with other nations and boost security there. i declare that we'll protect the lives and property of japanese nationals and protect our country's territory. >> prime minister abe closed his speech by saying only that people of japan can make the country strong. . >>> prime minister abe and barack obama are expected to meet in washington. u.s. ties gave us his perspective on the important issues facing the alliance. michael green served on the white house national security council as director of asian affairs under the bush administration. he spoke with nhk world. >> strategically, the u.s. and japan have a common interest in setting a high standard for transparency, rule of law and market access. >> michael green believes japan has a lot to gain by joining negotiations for the transpacific partnership free trade agreement or ttp. he says it would improve the country's standing with the u.s. and within asia. and he says it would send a message that prime minister shinzo abe and his liberal democra
KCSMMHZ
Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
growing as their country's civil war rages on. john ging says the u.n. will ask governments at upcoming donor conference to raise $1.5 billion in aid. >>> in addition to the 519 million for the four million people we decided as in need in syria, we also have a plan to respond to the refugees which now number over 650,000 in the neighboring countries. and that plan is costing $1 billion. >> ging spoke in new york after a mission to syria. he said the u.n. will make the request for aid after the donor conference in kuwait. he says the civil war has damaged infrastructure such as water, electricity and roads. he noticed people are in desperate need for food and medical supplies. he said relief goods are not reaching people who have fled to northern syria. ging demanded syrian leaders allow u.n. officials to enter the country from turkey. >>> myanmar's leader is on a visit to south korea. they met with the first woman to be elected president of south korea, park. the two female politicians encourage to do what they can for their respective countries. our seoul bureau chief reports. >> repor
KCSMMHZ
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> the algerian government is under fire for failing to release updates on the hostages since confirming the deaths of 23 on saturday. officials say prime minister abdelmalek sellal will disclose more details at a news conference later on monday. dozens of hostages are still missing. >>> japanese and u.s. regulators are investigating the company that makes batteries for the boeing 787. they are trying to figure out why the battery produced smoke that forced a pilot to make an emergency landing. officials with japan transport safety board and the u.s. federal aviation administration visited gs yuasa firm the pilot of an ana flight made an emergency landing in western japan after a smoke alert went off. all dreamliners have been grounded since last week. safety inspectors believe the smoke came from a battery that overheated because the current was too high. we have more. >> translator: the inside of the battery looks like charcoal. >> reporter: the investigating teams say the batteries appeared to have been burned out. a similar problem was on japan airlines 787 on january 7th
KCSMMHZ
Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
remember. keiko abe, nhk world, tokyo. >> seven survivors of the attack will fly home on a government plane. the bodies of the seven victims will also be on the plane. >>> survivors from other asian countries have started to return patchari raksawong has details. >> a malaysian man arrived home on wednesday afternoon. he was an employee of the engineering firm, jgc. ravi kappusany was reunited at the airport with members of his family. >> i'm happy i came back home safely, that's all. the government knows what's happening. >> in manila, four filipino survivors also returned home on wednesday from a passenger plane from algeria, via qatar. they were working at the gas plant in the algerian desert at the time of the attack. they came into the arrivals hall accompanied by a japanese employee of jgc. they looked tense and did not respond to questions from reporters. a vehicle sent by the company collected them from the airport. several asian countries suffered casualties in the attack. they include seven japanese, six filipinos and one malaysian. >>> julia gillard has called for easing of
KCSMMHZ
Jan 27, 2013 5:30pm PST
kilometres in space. the device will also be used in dealing with disasters. the japanese government began launching intelligence-gathering satellites in reaction to north korea's missile tests in 1998. with this launch, government officials completed a plan's reconnaisance system. it consisted of two radar satellites and rocket satellites. malfunctioning satellites put them ten years behind schedule. >>> african leaders are discussing measures to restore regional peace in the wake of the algerian hostile crisis. the two-day summit of the african union opened in the capital on sunday. the block consists of 54 nations and territories. at the start of the conference, au commission chairperson zuma spoke about the ongoing conflict between the french military and islamist extremists in mali. >> without the security, no country of religion can expect prosperity. >> reporter: developers say the chaos in mali led to the seizure of agents in algeria in which 47 soldiers died or were unaccounted for. they said the media needs to speed up work to get a commission. he is attending the meeting as an o
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